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Residents of today still fascinated with events of 1913

March 29, 2013 Events like floods are a topic of interest for the Sons and Daughters of the Pioneer Rivermen, the national riverboat historical society based in Mariett. more »»

Some houses swept away, others too damaged to inhabit

March 29, 2013 In the spring of 1913, 9-year-old Francis Yarnell sat with his sisters atop the hill on Quarry Street in Marietta and watched as record floodwaters carried houses away. more »»

Business restores home, enjoys life along the river

March 29, 2013 While many homes and other structures were lost to the 1913 floodwaters, others are still standing. Among them is the three-story structure at 521 Fort St. in the Historic Harmar Village. more »»

69 bridges wrecked or damaged in area watershed

March 29, 2013 The Muskingum River basin is the largest within Ohio’s borders, funneling stormwater runoff from 20 percent of the state into the Ohio River at Marietta. more »»

Some businesses survived the tide, others did not

March 29, 2013 Easy access to both the Muskingum and Ohio rivers made downtown Marietta a prosperous place for businesses to grow and flourish. more »»

No deaths in flood, but health hazards still a concern

March 29, 2013 Anyone who has seen photos of Washington County under the siege of the Great Flood of 1913 would be hard pressed to call the community lucky. Local photos paint a picture of a community in shamble. more »»

1913 flood put much of Ohio in peril

March 29, 2013 From March 23 to 27 in 1913 the equivalent of more than two months worth of rain pelted certain regions of Ohio, leading to one of the worst natural disasters the country has ever experience. more »»

Rain, flooding, storms and tornadoes swept the country

March 29, 2013 States other than Ohio were hit hard by the severe weather and flooding during the natural disaster in 1913. more »»

1913 flood worst natural disaster Ohio has ever faced

March 29, 2013 The 1913 flood was one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the United States. The impact it had on the state of Ohio was immense, in terms of total amount of flooding and loss of life. more »»



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